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Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

LONDON (AP) — When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight most bright, Usain Bolt is as good as gold.  Good as there’s ever been.

Bolt leads Blake in Men 200m

Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow up over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event.

“That was for all that people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn’t going to do it, I was going to be beaten,” Bolt said of his “Shhhhhh” gesture at the finish. “I was just telling them: You can stop talking now, because I am a legend.”   [more]

Olympics 100m final: Usain Bolt wins gold at London 2012

Usain Bolt won the 100m in an Olympic record time of 9.63sec. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Men’s 100m final – the race – Bolt who wins in 9.63 secs – a new Olympic record

As thousands of flash bulbs dance around the stadium, and the nerves of 80,000 people give way to a noise that only grows and grows, the stadium announcer calls for silence. Eventually, he gets it. There’s a delay of a two or three seconds, Usain Bolt crosses himself, and they’re off! Gatlin does get a dream start … but there’s no stopping Bolt who wins in 9.63! A new Olympic record! Yohan Blake is second in 9.75 secs, Justin Gatlin third in 9.79 and Tyson Gay fourth in 9.80 sec. Seven of the eight finalists break 10 seconds – only Asafa Powell, who pulled up and finished in 11.99 sec – was outside it.                  Continue reading

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